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Souk it up at the Spice Souk in Dubai

“Madame, are you from India?”<p>“Madame, you want some spice?”<p>...is what I hear as I step out of the cab and into the Spice Souk, at Deira (old Dubai). …

New year, new spices for your kitchen -- plus other pantry tips

Now that you've cooked your way through the holidays and used up every bit of chocolate, almonds, honey and spices in your cupboard, you'll probably want to replenish them.<p>Chocolate prices are going up, so buy what you'll use over the next few months. Almond prices, too, are bound to rise as …

Citrus-and-Spice-Scented Candles

Place wax chips in a heatproof glass measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until completely melted.<p>Dip wick tab in melted wax and center at bottom of a copper shell. Wrap other end of wick around skewer; knot. Rest skewer across top of vessel.<p>Add small pieces of dye to …

DIY Spiced Hot Cocoa Mix

Introduction: DIY Spiced Hot Cocoa Mix<p>About: Hi! My name is Bea (aka lemonsweetie/rainy/b), and I love making and sharing DIYs with people! …

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Use Them or Lose Them: The Plants in your Spice Cabinet

Of all the plants at your home, indoors or out, perhaps the most neglected are the powdered, chopped, bottled, and stoppered plants collectively …

India needs to improve quality of spices: Minister

In order to sustain its position as the biggest exporter of spices, India needed to produce competitively-priced and unadulterated spices that were …

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

51 Things I Know About Photography

I was certain that today was the day. It was going to be my 50th post for DIY Photography. To prepare, I’d been putting together bits of advice, …

Somewhere on Holiday

It took two days to get there. Two days to get back. We stayed a day and half. Worth every second…<p>Happy Holidays from <i>Nowhere</i>!<p>Sara Fox is the art …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

11 new hotels we can't wait to check into in 2015 - CNN.com

10 top destinations to visit in 2015 - CNN.com

The Best Restaurants in Rome Tourists Don't Know About

Instead of falling into the same tourist traps, why not follow a local's lead—straight to the best restaurants in Rome.<p>When I see innocent tourists in Rome fawning over frozen pizza and generic gelato, I just want to take them by their t-shirts, scrub their sticky, tiramisu-covered fingertips, and …

At Home in Rome: Where to Stay

The Roman Empire may have fallen off the map centuries ago, but to a modern traveler, the center of Italy’s capital city may feel just as vast.<p>While walkable, distances between monuments within Rome’s historic core can be a haul—made worse if the tiny, twisty streets turn your sense of direction to …

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be in Rome Right Now

With so many great reasons to visit Rome, it's a task in itself to narrow down the must-see attractions. With more than 900 churches alone - that's …

12 of the best Airbnbs in Rome, Italy

HOTEL CHAINS AREN’T THRILLED about Airbnb these days, and with good reason. The service allows travelers to meet new people, stay in unique …

The Best in Rome, from the tastiest gelato to the finest art

<b>Rome is without doubt one of the most romantic cities in the world but where should you take your loved one if you want to share the very best Rome</b> …

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Insider Secrets of Rome

<i>Photo Courtesy of Kaeli Conforti. Article by The Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Heaping plates of light-as-air pasta. Art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Some of the most entertaining people-watching on the planet. Rome is a city like no other. But as welcoming as it can be, to the first-time …

10 best Italian restaurants in Rome | CNN Travel

(CNN) — One thing that should be eternal about the Eternal City is great Italian food. But that doesn't mean pizza Napoli or pasta marinara every night when you're in Rome.<p>These 10 restaurants range from a cozy trattoria through an experimental bistro to the city's most Michelin star-spangled …

QS Best Student Cities: Top 10 Things to do in Montreal

Montréal finds itself at #9 in this year’s QS Best Student Cities.<p>Why not check out a traditional game of ice hockey or let loose at one of the city’s many music festivals?<p>Check out our guide to the top 10 things to do in Montréal.<p>Read more at www.TopUniversities.com/StudentCities

Where to Drink Beer in Montreal

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>It took me a few visits to my neighborhood brewpub to put a finger on what was so pleasant, so endearing about Montreal's many great brewpubs and bars. It's a pervasive conviviality, bars that are both laid-back and …

Business trip: Montreal

The second largest French-speaking city on the planet stands out from the pack with its mix of Euro-chic, urban ambiance and small town neighbourhoods.<p>As one of Canada's largest cities, Montreal stands out from the pack for its combination of big city ambiance and small-town neighbourhoods, …

This Is The Absolute Bluest Water In The World

As fall descends, we're tired of looking up at orange leaves and craving a peek down at blue waves. So we embarked on a hunt for the absolute bluest water on Earth, and this is what we found.<p>Don't jump in-- it's just a computer screen.<p><b>The Maldives</b><p><b>Five Flower Lake, China</b><p><b>Peyto Lake, Canada</b><p><b>Aragusuku</b> …

OMG, I Want This House: Venezuela

In the Jungle<p>Need a vacation off the grid? Spend some time at this stunning Venezuelan compound accessible only by helicopter.<p>08.31.13 4:45 AM …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

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